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Session Name: My Players Are Monkeys: Building Games for Animal Research
Speaker(s): Benjamin Kalb
Company Name(s): Blanket Fort Games
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: Last spring, Benjamin Kalb made a game for the University of Rochester department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to be played by their lab monkeys while scientists monitor their brain activity to study how the monkeys make decisions about navigation and food gathering. The design process for this game was quite unlike designing a normal game for humans. This presentation will describe the design and development challenges and peculiarities involved in making a game for monkeys.

GDC 2017

Benjamin Kalb

Blanket Fort Games

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